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THE MINPINS
Written by Roald Dahl. Illustrated by Patrick Benson.
Stock no. 1822407
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1991. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Little Billy was awfully tired of being good... This is the story of what happens when he goes through the Gate into the Forest of Sin and meets the extraordinary Minpins and the Red-Hot Smoke-Belching Gruncher! Told with all the darkly imaginative flair of the Master Storyteller. Vivid illustrations provide an inspired interpretation of this fantastical world. Large format 11 x 8.5". Glazed pictorial boards. 48 pages. ISBN: 0224028995. Light rubbing to lower rear corner.

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NAPOLEON IN EGYPT: THE GREATEST GLORY
Written by Paul Strathern.
Stock no. 2135390
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 2007. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9780224076814. Wrapper spine is faded with small stain to top.

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OPEN SKIES
Written by John Fowles. Illustrated by Don McCullin.
Stock no. 1822344
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1989. Slightly better than very good condition.

Oblong format. Card wraps. B/w photos. Introduction by Fowles. Rest is b/w photographs by McCullin. ISBN: 0224026704. Small nick to base of front edge of spine. White cardwraps are lightly browned. A few marks to text block.

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THE FAR-DISTANT OXUS
Written by Katharine Hull; Pamela Whitlock. Illustrated by Pamela Whitlock.
Stock no. 1321610
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1937. Good condition.

Introduction by Arthur Ransome. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Pictorial endpapers are maps of 'Country round Peran Wisa'. B/w illustrations. 350 pages, top edge red. Spine and corners bumped and worn with splits at top of spine. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Name in ink to top margin of front free-endpaper. Light foxing to text block.

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ORPEN: MIRROR TO AN AGE
Written by Bruce Arnold. Illustrated by William Orpen.
Stock no. 1822213
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1981. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

William Orpen was the last of the great society portrait painters, succeeding Sargent and becoming, in his turn, the most successful artist of his day. Throughout the 1920s Orpen dominated the social scene, far more famous than his wealthy and illustrious sitters. Dark brown cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations and a few colour. ISBN: 0224015818. Boards clean and bright. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Text block lightly browned. Else contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine.

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THE TWILIGHT OF MAGIC
Written by Hugh Lofting. Illustrated by Lois Lenski.
Stock no. 1321562
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st UK 1931. Good condition.

Pink cloth with yellow title boxes, black titles. Colour pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis plate and b/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Covers a bit grubby. Some light foxing to contents.

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MR. SOLOSKI'S CATS
Written by Joan Lamburn. Illustrated by Tony Stoney.
Stock no. 1321473
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1948. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

10 x 7.5". Pink cloth spine with pink and grey patterned boards. B/w pencil drawings of cats. 48 pages. Mr. Soloski had ten little cats. Mr. Soloski got married and, alas!, his wife was not very kind so all ten cats go out into the world to try to find good homes and each has a tale to tell... Spine slightly bumped. Child's writing (inscription and lots of xxxx's) in ink to front free-endpaper. Contents clean. Small booksellers sticker to rear pastedown. Dustwrapper is edge worn, slightly grubby and rubbed/faded to spine.

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BOY & GOING SOLO
Written by Roald Dahl.
Stock no. 1321433
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1992. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Bright yellow boards with dark titles to spine. B/w photos to endpapers and contents. An autobiographical account 1916-1941. 410 pages. 9.5 x 6.5". ISBN: 0224032844. Spine and corners bumped. Couple of small marks to covers. Name in ink to front pastedown. Dustwrapper is lightly edge creased and faded to spine and edges.

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ORLANDO (THE MARMALADE CAT) KEEPS A DOG
Written by Kathleen Hale. Illustrated by Kathleen Hale.
Stock no. 2135101
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1971. Very good condition.

Reset edition. Glazed pictorial boards. "Pet wanted for three kittens. Must be Clean, Honest and Loving. Apply... Orlando." Bill the black poodle proves to be more than a handful of trouble for the Orlando Family! ISBN: 0224619276. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some grubby marks to covers. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and page margins. Illustrations are still lovely and bright!

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GREAT NORTHERN?
Written by Arthur Ransome. Illustrated by Arthur Ransome.
Stock no. 2134721
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1947. Good condition.

Green cloth, gilt title to spine and embossed title to front cover. Endpapers are maps. B/w illustrations. 351 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Marks to covers. Foxing and grubby marks to outer page edges. Front joint is cracked. A few marks to contents, otherwise generally very good.

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CASSANDRA DARKE
Written by Posy Simmonds. Illustrated by Posy Simmonds.
Stock no. 1320955
Published by Jonathan Cape. Circa 2018. Nearly fine condition.

A graphic novel. Pictorial boards. 94 pages. ISBN: 9780224089098. 5th printing. Minimal bumping to corners. Contents fine.

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THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR AND SIX MORE
Written by Roald Dahl.
Stock no. 1320485
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1977. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Seven short stories about people with peculiar and unlikely powers... Something secret, something not quite familiar - something that just as it seems to have escaped your grasp, settles lingeringly, delicately in the mind. Dark blue boards, gilt title to spine. 249 pages. Cream endpapers. ISBN: 0224015478. Spine and corners bumped. Dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed and faded to spine.

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